The world seems to be spiraling into chaos in the wake of the ISIS terror attacks in Paris. In addition, the moral and spiritual equivalent of a black hole is slammed in the heartland of America, as Satanic churches and symbolism blanket the country. It’s as if society is teetering on the brink of collapse.
According to refined Christian theology, Satan isn’t so much a physical person as a formless evil, which causes disruptions in the environment by infecting minds and spirits. The Devil isn’t a mischievous person. “It” is a negative force embedded in a higher dimension, which bleeds into reality. Many believe ISIS is a product of this negative force, which some priests label as the Devil.
For instance, in a recent Facebook post, a well-known Roman Catholic exorcist, Father Gabriele Amorth, wrote that ISIS is Satan. He went on to question the United States’ spiritual well-being, given the lack of response from the Western world.
Two spiritual realms
Father Amorth went on to to note that “There are only two spiritual realms: The Holy Spirit and the Demonic spirit.” He claimed the Demonic enters in “because evil is disguised in various ways: political, religious, cultural, and it has one source of inspiration: the Devil. As a Christian I fight the beast spiritually.”
“The political world, which today seems to lack a response in face of the massacre of Christians, will also have to fight ISIS and it will do it in a different way. If it advances as it seems to be doing, we ask ourselves what has the West done over the course of the last decades.”
The priest founded the International Association of Exorcists. Satan “keeps saying that the world is in his power, and what he says is true. Biblically speaking we are in the last days and the beast is working furiously,” he added.
ISIS seized control of the largest Christian city in Iraq, Qaraqosh, in August of last year. The advance caused thousands of Christians, as well as other minority groups targeted by ISIS, to flee the city.
Roots of Satanism find ground in Texas
Roots of Satanism have also found ground in Houston, Texas. The Great Church of Lucifer opened its door earlier this month in Old Town Spring north of the city of Houston. Since Texas is largely a Christian state, it should therefore come as no surprise that the opening of the Satanic church was met with protest.
Many worry whether the Christian church and Satanic church can co-exist peacefully. Michael W. Ford, Church of Lucifer co-president, says the organization only has gatherings, not services. Contrary to popular belief, Ford claims the group does not sacrifice animals, worship the Devil or try to convert people.
Some of the protesters came from out of town to protest. A few made their way on to the church’s property and had to be escorted off by deputies. The group Tradition Family Property performed a rosary and held a prayer for the nation and community.
There are other evils at work in America, which have the telltale signs of moral, social and economic collapse. School gun shootings are on the rise, one-third of Americans have STDs and more than 70 million citizens are on mind-altering drugs. Whether you want to label these facts as the work of the devil, human nature or a mixture of both, what cannot be denied is the fact that dark forces are at work.